The notaire is a deed-authentication professional

When signing and scealing a deed, the notaire officially confirms the wishes of the parties and is personally responsible for the content, the validity, and the accuracy of the date of the deed. Moreover, such a deed has the same legal force than a judgement, and is thus enforceable as such, in non-contentious matters, without any prior court hearing. Above all, the notaire also safeguards the fairness of the contract, even though he acts for one party.